Sub Committee on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Update

Posted on April 10, 2015


Thank you to everyone who expressed interest and/or attended the first meeting of the

Sub Committee on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation at City Hall. The meeting was an excellent opportunity to discuss critical action plans and directives for the City of Toronto.

Climate Change is one of the most important issues of our time. The City of Toronto has established a goal of greenhouse gas emission reductions of 80% by 2050.  The Subcommittee will provide advice on the development of City of Toronto environmental policies and programs.

The Staff Report, which lays out the Terms of Reference and proposed work plan for the

Sub Committee will  be presented at the April 15th Parks and Environment Committee meeting:

If you are interested in submitting written comments or delivering a deputation in person at the Committee meeting, please contact Committee Administrator Carol Kaustinen by phone at 416-338-5089 or by email at


Pre-application meeting 422-430 Roncesvalles Avenue

Posted on April 10, 2015


A pre-application meeting for 422-430 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue was held on Tuesday April 7th, 2015.

I suggested the meeting in order to allow the developer to review their proposed plans with the community and to hear the communities comments and concerns with the development of this site.

The developer showed plans for an 8-storey brick residential building with ground floor retail. The entrance/exit is proposed off of Howard Park Avenue. The underground would accommodate parking for 90 and loading /unloading facilities.

The community raised concerns about the height of the building, the impact of shadow on neighbouring properties, the route for garbage and service trucks, and noise from vents. General concerns about the impact of the development on area traffic and on parking spaces in the area were also raised.

There were specific concerns raised about the impact of the proposed development on back lots of Roncesvalles properties. The developer has agreed to meet with those property owners separately.

I shared my concern that the proposal does not respect the guideline for height of mid rise buildings on an Avenue with a character designation.

The applicant has now heard from the community. They have asked for some time to review community comments before they proceed. I have asked for an electronic copy when they have finalized their plans, and will share that information when it is available.

Please feel free to contact my office if you require any further information or wish to comment on this or any other Ward 14 or city issue.

416 392 7919

April 2015